Conway the Machine has dropped a surprise single titled “Front Lines” inspired by the current mass protests across the United States of America, demanding justice for the murder of 46-year-old African American man George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis, Minnesota police.
“Front Lines” was produced by longtime collaborator Beat Buthca and finds the Griselda Records emcee address the current political climate and ongoing extrajudicial killings of unarmed African Americans. His deeply emotional second verse goes into depth about the murder of George Floyd with Conway wondering how he’d react if that were to happen to his own son.
“I just seen a video on the news I couldn’t believe/ Another racist cop killed a ni**a and get to leave/ He screamin’ ‘I can’t breathe,’ cop ignoring all his pleas/ Hands in his pocket, leaning on his neck with his knees/ Cracker invent the law/ That’s why the system is flawed/ Cops killin’ black people on camera and don’t get charged/ We ain’t takin’ no more/ We ain’t just pressin’ record/ Can’t watch you kill my brother/ You gone have to kill us all/ Just ‘cus he’s from the ghetto don’t mean he sellin’ crack/ He driving home from work, you pull him over ‘cus he black/ Think he gang-banging ‘cus he got dreads and a few tats/ He reaches for ID, you think he’s reaching for a strap/ He get out with his hands up but he still gettin’ clapped/ And if he try to run you just gone shoot him in his back/ What if it was my son? I wonder how I’m gone react.”
“Enough is enough!” Conway stated in a recent Instagram post while announcing the surprise single. “We outside! F*ck the police! We had enough of the police brutality of black people and systemic racism!!! FKTG [New project From King to a God] coming soon.”
Conway is currently prepping his third project of the year, From King to a God, following his LULU EP with legendary producer The Alchemist and his recently released No One Mourns the Wicked with producer Big Ghost LTD.
Stream the track below. In more music news, JAY-Z called Minnesota Governor Tim Walz in an effort to share protesters’ demands of bringing all of the officers involved in George Floyd’s murder to justice.